Exercise and Reading Therapy After Stroke

This study tests the effectiveness of reading therapy combined with aerobic exercise (cycling) for people who have difficulty reading after a left-brain stroke.

Actively Recruiting

Participation lasts approximately 6-8 weeks and includes:

  • Baseline assessments and 2 baseline MRI scans (2-3 hours)
  • 40 Therapy sessions meeting 5 days a week for 8 weeks (2 hours each)
  • Outcome assessments and 1 follow-up MRI scan (2-3 hours).

All sessions takes place at Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ.


Inclusion Criteria
  • Diagnosed with a stroke that occurred at least 3 months prior to enrollment
  • Fluent and literate in English before stroke
  • Right-handed (before stroke)
  • 18-85 years old.

Participants are compensated $100:

  • $50 for completing baseline assessments and 2 MRI scans
  • $50 for completing treatment, outcome assessments and 1 follow-up MRI scan
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